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The Outcast Blade (The Assassini book 2) by Jon Courtenay Grimwood (book review).

February 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Outcast Blade (The Assassini book 2) by Jon Courtenay Grimwood (book review).

‘The Outcast Blade’ is the second ‘act’ of ‘The Assassini’, an alt-historic fantasy focusing on the political and romantic intrigues of fifteenth-century Venice; it follows on from ‘The Fallen Blade’, which I didn’t really enjoy and is considerably more assured than its predecessor. The Venice of the time was Europe’s richest city, grown fat on […]

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Lunar Rover: 1971-1972 (Apollo 15-17; LRV1-3 & 1G Trainer) Owners’ Workshop Manual by Christopher Riley, David Woods & Philip Dolling (book review).

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Lunar Rover: 1971-1972 (Apollo 15-17; LRV1-3 & 1G Trainer) Owners’ Workshop Manual by Christopher Riley, David Woods & Philip Dolling (book review).

The ‘Lunar Rover: 1971-1972 (Apollo 15-17; LRV1-3 & 1G Trainer) Owners’ Workshop Manual’ has a fascinating history. The vehicle, not the book, that is. Authors Christopher Riley, David Woods and Philip Dolling even point out the Rover’s Science Fiction roots and even early ideas appearing in ‘Lost In Space’ and ‘Thunderball’. A lot of the […]

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The Explorer by James Smythe (book review)

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The Explorer by James Smythe (book review)

Apparently Hell is other people, so what does that make the complete absence of company? Heaven? Purgatory? Or perhaps a fresh circle of Hell that makes you crave that annoying work colleague to pop up with inappropriate comments? I’ve always been comfortable in my own company but even I would struggle to cope if I […]

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The Host… Invasion of the Twilight Body Snatchers.

February 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Host… Invasion of the Twilight Body Snatchers.

Another of the Stephenie Meyer novels gets the movie treatment, this time the love that dare not share its name is some human-on-pod action in this sub-Bodysnatchers plot. Forget moody vampires, moody humans possessed by glowing alien caterpillar parasites are where the kissy-kissy tension is this year! Yes, here’s the new trailer for The Host.

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Meteor strike in Russia wounds hundreds!

February 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Meteor strike in Russia wounds hundreds!

A meteor strike has just blasted Russia, wounding hundreds in the city of Chelyabinsk, and it is believed to be per-cursor debris to asteroid DA14 (you remember, the one that is meant to MISS Earth shortly, but by the very narrowest of margins). Videos are now flooding onto YouTube showing both the passing streaks in […]

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Ghost in the Shell: Arise.

February 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ghost in the Shell: Arise.

There’s a little Ghost in the Shell: Arise TV action coming to Japan soon (a four hour mini-series), and if it doesn’t make its way to the West through one media outlet or the other, I’ll eat my anime hat – it’s a very nice one, too, with Kanji-script writing on a hatband that I […]

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Oblivion… and back again.

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Oblivion… and back again.

Video: Oblivion – exclusive trailer The original Tom Cruise science fiction flick, Oblivion, has a new trailer out which reveals a few more plot details, such as the fact that the Wall-E-like humans on duty come to Earth with their memory wiped. Hmmm. Now, that would make me suspicious if it was me! Maybe Tom’s […]

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Cult… No, this really is CULT TV.

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Cult… No, this really is CULT TV.

Trailer for a freaky new horror TV show about a TV show called Cult that might be a cult and might be the darkness you’re not meant to stare into, in case it stares into you. Just the trailer gave me nightmares. Think how bad the actual show is going to be!

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When rotating stars explode.

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When rotating stars explode.

New data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory suggest a highly distorted supernova remnant may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Milky Way galaxy. The remnant appears to be the product of a rare explosion in which matter is ejected at high speeds along the poles of a rotating star. The remnant, called […]

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Walking Dead is bloodiest U.S. TV show yet, finds study.

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Walking Dead is bloodiest U.S. TV show yet, finds study.

The second TV Body Count Study has discovered that the 2012 Autumn season’s deadliest TV show was the AMC series The Walking Dead which averaged 38 dead bodies per episode. 91% of these dead bodies were zombies. The next deadliest was the CINEMAX series Strike Back, with 26 dead bodies per episode. In total, the […]

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